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Poll: Any Chance Virginia Republicans Allow Any Progressive Legislation Through the General Assembly?


We’ll start to find out very soon, probably tomorrow, whether all kinds of progressive – and environmental – legislation makes it out of Republican-stacked General Assembly committees (despite only miniscule majorities in both the State Senate and House of Delegates) to the floor, or whether Republicans kill everything – or almost everything – in committee/subcommittee. What do you think is going to happen?

  • Perseus1986

    Oddly enough, it seems some progressive legislation like minimum wage increases, marijuana liberalization and free or reduced tuition community college have better chances in more conservative dominated states like Tennessee and Arkansas than purple turning blue states like Virginia.

  • LaureenMT

    I hear that the House has referred many bills to the Rules Committee, controlled by Republicans 12-6 over the Dems, rather than the committees that seem to address the subject matter of the bill. How will this affect Democrats’ ability to affect legislation?

  • Harry

    Look, Republicans vote against and actually hate their own constituents, prime example: Medicaid expansion, who would be the beneficiaries,: Rural Virginia controlled by Rs. The Delegates and Senators from Southwest and Southside would rather see their constituents dead than let them have health insurance: Dearth Vador Cox is the worst of the worst.

  • Joe Mancini

    Most of these bills will be like unwanted kittens, thrown in a burlap bag and drowned in a barrel, but they will provide compelling campaign narratives for Democrats in 2019, or should.